If you have an older fridge, just paint it or update it with some decals. Be bold! If it's working properly there is no reason why it should end up in a landfill. These customized fridges add a lot of character to your kitchen and they also cheer people up!
Above - French designer Fabien Barral's fridge painted and decaled as a pack of bouillon cubes - image from harmonie-interieure.com.
Above left - from the Babs Blog. Above right - user hippyxic's fridge from flickr.
Above - This is our old fridge. The Polynesian pattern on the front is hand-painted.